Dietary Limitations Can Bring Out Creativity

For the last 10 years, I’ve been battling severe intestinal cramping. Not all the time, but bad enough that doctors had given me muscle relaxers for the intestines. Bad enough that it could easily keep me out of work for a morning, or in some cases a full day. I couldn’t figure out what was causing it and just assume it was me, that something … Continue reading Dietary Limitations Can Bring Out Creativity

My Imposter Syndrome Controls Me

On Wednesday evening, I attended a short writing workshop with the author Mark Matousek. It was quite impactful for a one and a half hour workshop. The very first question he asked was “write about something you tell yourself that you know isn’t true”. Instantly I knew that I had to write about my Imposter syndrome.  I’ve been battling Imposter Syndrome my entire career. I’m … Continue reading My Imposter Syndrome Controls Me

Starting down the path of Ramen with Ramen Otaku

Over the last several months, I’ve tried to home in on what I felt would be a good focus for my culinary practice, at least for the first couple of months of the year. There were two things that I immediately decided to explore more. Japanese food, specifically sushi and ramen. Modernist/fine dining. I realize those are both HUGE topics that could take a lifetime … Continue reading Starting down the path of Ramen with Ramen Otaku

UC Berkeley, Priorities, & Marshmallows

Now to catch us up a little on my personal development goals… After I completed the Rouxbe Pro Cook course, I signed up for a Professional Certificate of Business Administration program at UC Berkeley. Their extension office makes many of their certificate programs available via completely remote classes. You do have to take proctored final exams, but everything else can be done from your home. … Continue reading UC Berkeley, Priorities, & Marshmallows

Completed the Rouxbe Course, in July

As you may have guessed from the name of this blog, I’m terrible about keeping up with it. Life gets hectic and my focus changes like the wind on a summer day. I haven’t posted on here since just a few weeks into the Rouxbe Pro Cook course. It was an intense, amazing experience that kept me cooking almost every day for 5 months. I … Continue reading Completed the Rouxbe Course, in July